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Positioning Engineer

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Location: Mossville, IL, United States
Date Posted: Aug 31, 2019

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Job Description


This position is for a Positioning Engineer to support the RC, Command and Positioning group within the Advanced Technologies and Solutions division. This individual would be part of an engineering team with focus on machine positioning for the Cat Command products with a primary focus on the Autonomous Haulage Systems and Autonomous Drill Systems. The individual will be involved in various aspects of the NPI product development cycle; design, development, product quality and validation. The individual must have good systems and validation background with experience in navigational or guidance applications. Assignments will become more complex and require the individual to assume a significant role, either as an individual contributor or as part of a project team, with increasing emphasis on analyzing, identifying and applying engineering techniques to solve problems and make recommendations. Good technical, coordination, and communication skills are must for this position

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

Research and develop new technology

Develop Technical Specifications for Positioning and Navigation System Applications

Develop Positioning Algorithms and Software Modules
Issue resolution thru triage and troubleshooting

Design and promote new components and sub processes 
Evaluate new products, processes, or systems with a focus on GNSS and Inertial Sensors
Communicate results to customers, suppliers, team members, and other business units

Collect, Analyze, and manage extremely large test data sets for system development
Test scripting and validation

Perform product development of new or existing software by creating and developing Positioning and Navigation System algorithms using C++ or Matlab Simulink
Building Test fixtures and harnesses / Lab bench maintenance


 Required Qualifications:

The individual must have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in an accredited Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent technical field

4 - 8 years of relevant engineering work experience.  

A general understanding of navigational and guidance systems, familiarity with GNSS or Inertial Measurement applications with Kalman filter experience.

Good teamwork, communication, analysis, and troubleshooting skills are required.

The individual should be a self-starter, highly motivated, able to learn at an accelerated pace, and willing to put in the time to get the job done.

Must have strong system electronics and development experience.

Must have Strong math background and strong computational geometry skills.

Proven ability to utilize Matlab and Simulink for model based algorithm development and automated testing scripts

Proven ability to Develop Software Applications utilizing C++

Desired Qualifications:

Must have a general understanding of ITDD organization, components, and processes and have some heavy equipment or mining application experience

Experience with physics based modeling, coordinate systems, vehicle modeling and dynamics

Experience with localization systems based on lidar, cameras, radar, or other perception-based sensors

Machine systems experience with CAN, J1939 protocols, and Vector CAN tools including CANape.

Linux operating system experience with Robotics Operating System (ROS)

LAN network monitoring tools experience including Wireshark

Robotics or Mechatronics Experience

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.



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Aug 31, 2019


United States